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Spring 2015

January

  • January 21, 2015 Faculty Development Workshop: "Strategies for Writing Productivity" Roundtable discussion featuring Professors Mitra Sharafi, David Schwartz and Gwyn Leachman and hosted by Associate Dean Tonya Brito at noon in Lubar Commons. Lunch will be provided.

  • January 23, 2015  Lecture by Professor Alice Goffman, author of On the Run: Fugitive Life in an American City  At the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, 3:30-5:00 p.m., followed by a reception. This event is cosponsored by the Institute for Research on Poverty, the Sociology Department, the Geography Department, and the Law School.

  • January 27, 2015  Legal Studies Workshop with Sue Lederer (Medical History and Bioethics). Topic:  Anatomical Statutes and the Uniform Anatomical Gift Act.  12:30-1:30 in Lubar Commons. Lunch will be provided.

  • January 28, 2015 Junior Faculty Exchange Speaker Professor Charlotte Garden, Seattle University: "Creed and Credibility: Employers, Religion and the NLRA" hosted by Professor Gwendolyn Leachman at noon in Lubar Commons. Lunch will be provided.

February

  • February 4, 2015  Ideas and Innovations Speaker Professor Wadie Said, University of South Carolina School of Law:  "Terrorism Prosecutions: Exceptionalism, Material Support, and Beyond" Hosted by Professor Mitra Sharafi at noon in Lubar Commons. A discussion paper will be made available, and lunch will be provided.

  • February 10, 2015   Legal Studies Workshop with Professor Joe Conti (Sociology). Topic: "Varieties  of International Legal Authority: the Autonomy of Four Courts of Global Jurisdiction" 12:30-1:30 in Lubar Commons. Lunch will be provided.

  • February 11, 2015  Wednesday Workshop with Professor David Schwartz: "Misreading McCulloch v. Maryland."  At noon in Lubar Commons. A discussion paper will be made available and lunch will be provided.

  • February 18, 2015  Law and Society Series Speaker Professor Osagie Obasogie, University of California, Hastings: “Race as a Risk Factor in Public Health Research” Hosted by Associate Dean Tonya Brito from 12:00-1:15 in Lubar Commons. A discussion paper will be made available and lunch will be provided.

  • February 18, 2015 Faculty Workshop Linking Social Science Methods with Critical Race Theory with Professor Osagie Obasogie (small group, invitation only) 3:00-4:30 in room 5215. Hosted by Associate Dean Tonya Brito.

  • February 24, 2015  Legal Studies Workshop with Professor James Jaffe (History): "Layering Law over Custom: The Failure of Panchayat Reforms in Colonial India"  12:30-1:30 in Lubar Commons. Lunch will be provided.

  • February 25, 2015 Faculty Exchange Speaker Professor David Papke, Marquette University Law School: "Containment and Condemnation: Law's Functions for the Urban Poor." Hosted by Professor Rob Yablon at noon in Lubar Commons. Lunch will be provided.

March

  • March 4, 2015  Law and Society Series Speaker Attorney James Doyle will present "Safety Lessons for Criminal Justice" followed by comments by Milwaukee County DA John Chisholm. Both speakers were contributing authors of the NIJ Report, "Mending Justice: Sentinel Event Reviews"  At noon in Lubar Commons. Lunch will be provided. Hosted by Professor Michele Lavigne.

  • March 10, 2015  Legal Studies Workshop with Camden Hutchison, Ph.D. Candidate (History): "The Historical Origins of he Debt-Equity Distinction" 12:30-1:30 in Lubar Commons. Lunch will be provided.

  • March 11, 2015 Law and Society Series Speaker Professor Kara Swanson, Northeastern University School of Law: "Banking on the Body"  Professor Swanson will present a portion of her book, Banking on the Body:The Market in Blood, Milk, and Sperm in Modern America (Harvard University Press, 2014). Hosted by Professor Mitra Sharafi. 12:00-1:15 in Lubar Commons. Lunch will be provided.

  • March 18, 2015  Ideas and Innovations Speaker Professor Michelle Mello, Stanford University Law School and School of Medicine: "Beyond Financial Conflicts of Interest: Institutional Oversight of Faculty Consulting Agreements" Hosted by Professor Alta Charo at noon in Lubar Commons. A discussion paper will be made available, and lunch will be provided.

  • March 24, 2015  Legal Studies Workshop with Professor Mitra Sharafi: "The Chemical Examiners: Forensic Expertise and Institutional Design in Colonial India" 12:30-1:30 in Lubar Commons. Lunch will be provided.

  • March 25, 2015  Junior Faculty Exchange Speaker Professor Gina-Gail Fletcher, Indiana University Maurer School of Law: "Conflict Based Manipulation."  Hosted by Professor Keith Findley at noon in Lubar Commons. Lunch will be provided.

April

  • April 7, 2015  Legal Studies Workshop with Lillian Hsio-Ling Su , Ph.D. Candidate (Anthropology): "'Walk the Law': A Negotiated Legal Consciousness of Intellectual Property Rights in Two Chinese Markets" 12:30-1:30 in Lubar Commons. Lunch will be provided.

  • April 8, 2015  Wednesday Workshop with Professor Tonya Brito: “Blood from a Stone: Accounts of Justice in Child Support Enforcement Proceedings”  At noon in Lubar Commons. Lunch will be provided.

  • April 15, 2015  Ideas and Innovations Speaker Professor Jon Michaels, UCLA Law School: "Old and New Separation of Powers". Hosted by Professor Miriam Seifter at noon in Lubar Commons. A discussion paper will be made available, and lunch will be provided.

  • April 21, 2015  Legal Studies Workshop with Professor Heinz Klug: "Law & Society and Public Law" 12:30-1:30 in Lubar Commons followed by the end of the year celebration. Lunch will be provided.

  • April 22, 2015 Wednesday Workshop with Professor Gwendolyn Leachman: "Cooperating Counsel? The Clash of Litigation Strategies in Private and Public Interest Lawyering for Marriage Equality."  At noon in Lubar Commons. A discussions paper will be made available and lunch will be provided.

  • April 24-25, 2015  A2J Empirical Methods Workshop. Faculty workshop hosted by Associate Dean Tonya Brito.

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  • April 29, 2015 Wednesday Workshop with Professor Rob Yablon: "Voting, Spending, and the Right to Participate."  At noon in Lubar Commons. Lunch will be provided.

May/June

Summer 2015

     Supreme Court Discussion Series
     Faculty lunch discussions of recent court decisions will be announced at a later date.


Fall 2015

September

  • September 17, 2015  Lecture at IRP by Professor Clare Huntington (Fordham University), who will discuss her book, Failure to Flourish: How Law Undermines Family Relationships (Oxford University Press, 2014). Cosponsored by ILS and the Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP). The lecture will take place at IRP from 12:15-1:30 in the Social Science Building.

October

  • October 2-3, 2015  Wisconsin Discussion Group on Constitutionalism Invitation-only faculty workshop (aka "Schmooze"). Hosted by Professors Heinz Klug and David Schwartz. Friday afternoon and all day Saturday in Lubar Commons. Details pending.
  • October 9-10, 2015  CRT/Empirical Methods Conference and Working Group Meeting. Hosted by Associate Dean Tonya Brito. Friday and Saturday in Lubar Commons. Details pending

  • October 23-24, 2015  Conference on Clinical Faculty Scholarship.
    Friday and Saturday in Lubar Commons. Details pending.

November/December

  • November 13-14, 2015  Conference on the 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act.  Friday and Saturday in Lubar Commons.  Details pending.

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